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'Harry Potter' screening to be held at UF -- and other literary events


Published: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8:52 p.m.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2": With an introduction by Konstantinos Kapparis, UF associate professor of classics, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Communicore Building, Room C1-7.

AUTHOR EVENTS

Gallery Talk: Stephanie A. Smith will discuss and sign "Warpaint" (Thames River Press), the first novel of her trilogy about three American women painters at a crucial juncture, 3 p.m. today, Harn Museum of Art, Hull Road. The reading is followed by curator-led tours of art by women currently on view at the Harn. Smith is the author of "Household Words" (2006), "Conceived By Liberty" (1995), "Other Nature" (1995) "Snow-Eyes" and "The-Boy-Who-Was-Thrown-Away" (1985/87). She teaches English at the University of Florida.

Halloween event: Children in costume receive a treat, 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. today, Gainesville Books Plus, 3566 NW 97th Blvd. (333-3013)

"Written Inspiration: A Children's Book-Signing Event": The Harn Museum of Art hosts event showcasing more than 20 Florida authors and illustrators, includes book readings, hands-on activities, booths, meet the authors, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4, Harn Museum of Art, Hull Road. For children 5 to 13. Organized through the Harn Museum of Art Store and sponsored by Wild Onion Press of Gainesville and Friesens Printing. Free and open to the public. (392-9826 or www.harn.ufl.edu)

Jane Austen Society of North America: Susan Jones discusses "The Power of Freeloading: Enjoying Other People's Money" at the next JASNA meeting, 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th Street. Jones is an English professor with a specialization in Renaissance and Medieval Literature at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Refreshments served. Among the Jane Austen characters for study prior are: Mrs. Clay, Fanny Price, Mrs. Norris, The Crawfords, Mary and Henry, The Thorpes, Isabella and John, Catherine Moreland, Col. Fitzwilliam, Mr. Wickam, Lydia Bennett Wickam, Mr. Willoughby, Lucy Steele, Harriet Smith, and Jane Fairfax.

MEETINGS

Feminist Book Club: Meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. for food and drinks at Cafe Colette, Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. Free and open to the public. (375-7477)

Gainesville Poets & Writers: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, 2601 NW 13th St.

Hawthorne Reading Circle: Group meets 11 a.m. the first and third Mondays, Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St., Hawthorne.

Mystery Reading Group: Bring any mysteries you have, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW First Ave., High Springs. (454-2515)

Weekly Poetry Jam: Gainesville's longest-running open poetry reading, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. (373-0010, CivicMediaCenter.org)

Writer's Alliance of Gainesville: Anyone interested in the written word is welcome; see www.WritersAlliance.org for exact dates, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free.

CONTESTS

Essay, Poetry, Art Contests: Fall 2012 entries for Creative Communication contests are being accepted.

Essay contest (grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12), write 250 words or less on any nonfiction topic. Deadline: Thursday.

Poetry contest (grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12), submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. Deadline: Dec. 6.

Enter online at www.poeticpower.com or mail entry to: Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, 159 N. Main, Smithfield, Utah 84335. Include the author's name, address, city, state and zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher's name. Selected entries will be published in an anthology.

Art contest for students in grades K-12. Go to www.celebratingart.com for contest information. Deadline: Nov. 29.

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